California

5 Restaurants

Nothing beats the hand-crafted, wood fire BBQ dishes at Everett and Jones BBQ in Oakland, California.

Everett and Jones BBQ

Oakland

Since 1973, Everett and Jones BBQ has been serving the Oakland area with pride. Three generations later, what began with a young mother looking for a way to provide for her large family has become a mainstay in the Bay Area, serving celebrities, elected officials, sports teams, and the community. Continuing their family traditions of great food and community care, they take pride in employing local youth and the formerly incarcerated, and feeding anyone who walks in hungry, regardless of whether or not they’re able to pay.

Los Angeles-based Hot and Cool Corp. serves up delicious vegan comfort food in South Central, LA.

Hot and Cool

Los Angeles

Specialty coffee and an innovative plant-based approach to comfort food meet in this vegan bar, where their vegan sliders and signature Soul Bowl have made a name for them in LA’s crowded plant-based scene. They're a pillar in the South Central, a gathering space for building community, a cultural hub, and ever committed to ensuring all their neighbors have access to healthy food, regardless of circumstance.

Enjoy the flavors of owner Kimberly Prince’s Nashville roots at Los Angeles-based Hotville Chicken.

Hotville Chicken

Los Angeles

Though based in Los Angeles, this restaurant has Nashville roots that run deep. Chef Kim Prince’s family is recognized as the originators of Nashville Hot Chicken, and she carries those flavors and that legacy today through Hotville Chicken, using her Great-Great Uncle Thornton Prince’s original recipe.

Find traditional favorites turned into something new and tasty at Trist'd Kuisine in Lancaster, California.

Twist'd Kuisine

Lancaster

Twist’d Kuisine is a family-run business from Lancaster, California. They specialize in cuisine that takes traditional meals, then flips, twists, and dishes them. Everything on the menu is smoked, even the desserts.

Taste the flavor of Brazilian cuisine inspired by African, European, and Indian elements at Woodspoon in  Los Angeles, California.

Woodspoon

Los Angeles

Woodspoon is a rustic Brazilian kitchen inspired by the African, European, and Indian influences specific to the region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where owner/chef Natalia Pereira grew up. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Woodspoon will transport you to this flavorful part of Brazil with staples like spiced cinnamon water and fresh coffee served all day, as well as community favorite chicken pot pie and homemade sangria.